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Change Your Frequency

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While staying at a hotel, I signed up for wireless Internet service. To my disappointment, the service kept going on and off. A call to tech support did not help much. Finally the technician concluded…

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The Real Paleo Diet

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While paleolithic diets are the subject of many websites and books, I have yet to meet or hear of anyone who follows anything even close to a real paleo diet. The paleo wannabes who buy…

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The Call of the Wild Plants

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There’s a bounty of food, fibre and medicine just outside your door, and we don’t mean Walmart I have been eating wild plants since I can remember, taking after my dad, who was always gathering berries…

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Fem-powering music

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Winnipeg fem-powerment guru Beth Martens has released her first CD in six years. While her last one, The Yoga Lullabies, coincided with the singer and life coach becoming a new mother, this one sets its…

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat

The Dalai Lama’s Cat

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The abandoned runt of a Himalayan litter finds warmth, safety and a dash of enlightenment in this abridged excerpt from David Michie’s new novel I have a defecating bull to thank for the event that was…

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Killer Palm Oil

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Behind the food industry’s go-to substitute for hydrogenated fats lies devastating social and environmental damage Insidiously it creeps, seemingly into most everything we buy. Vast swaths of rainforest are being razed to produce killer palm…

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